AND THE WINNERS WERE. . .
BUENAVENTURA G.C. - 10/03/2019: A fairly even distribution of the wager pot proceeds had three-quarters of this day's
limited field finishing "in the money" topped by Ron Troncatty's $23 winnings after firing a sizzling 73 Gross that captured the Super Low Gross award by some 4 shots and claimed 1+1/2 birdie shares plus a tie for 3rd Low Net. A birdie-less John Moskoff nevertheless still picked up $21 by tying for the day's Low Putts along with 1st Place in Partners & 2nd in Low Net. Mike Gannon grabbed the Porter Low Gross award with a solid 78 and added 1st Place in Net & 3rd in Partners for an $18 payout. That identical amount went to Gordon Crook who tied for Low Putts, took 2nd in Partners and claimed a 1/2 birdie share after posting a fine 77 Gross. Our newest member, Burman Deshautelle, playing in his first official competitive round, continued his birdie barrage that resulted in 1+1/2 birdie pot shares plus the Super Gross runner-up spot for a $17 take. Tom Knickerbocker drained the final 1/2 share from the birdie pot while adding a Partners 1st and Porter Gross runner-up for his $12 reward. Five Bucks found Jimmy Dodds in Partners 2nd Place & tied for 3rd in Net while Mike Belson placed 3rd in Partners for a modest Two Bucks. BALBOA MUNI G.C. - 10/10/2019: An even dozen dandy divot-diggers challenged this layout and only two unnamed players failed to extract any loot from the wager pots. Marilou Miller posted a sensational round of Gross 83, Net 59, & Putts 24!! She topped all competitors by placing FIRSTS in Low Net, Low Putts, and Partners PLUS a solo blind-drawn birdie for top dollar at $35. Craig Fehrman followed with $32 by taking the Porter Low Gross award, 2nds in both Putts & Partners and the other solo blind-drawn birdie. Ron Troncatty claimed $18 from his Super Gross runner-up and a "designated" birdie that he shared with Bill Lewis each worth $16. Jim Jacobs partnered up with Marilou in 1st place and also nabbed 2nd Low Net for an $11 payout. The Super Low Gross winner was Jim Sabbe with a solid 77 but it was only worth $6. Joltin' Joe Cala and Tom Knickerbocker each accepted $4, Joey with a 2nd Partners & 3rd Net tie, and Tom as the Porter Gross runner-up. Mike Belson's $3 came from his Partners 3rd & Net 3rd tie while John Moskoff got Two Bucks for partnering up with Mr. Belson. HANSEN DAM G.C. - 10/17/2019 Atop this day's Winners List was Craig Fehrman whose $38 take was accumulated from the Porter Low Gross award, a tie for 1st in Low Net, and a solo birdie payout. Bob Stone, recent returnee from his Brit Isles sojourn, stepped right in to pickup $23 from a solo birdie award and Partners 1st Place. A troika of players extracted exactly $17 apiece from the wager pots, Jim Sabbe taking the Super Low Gross award, a tie for Partners 2nd, and a shared birdie, Brian Oblak with a trio of 2nd Places in Super Gross, Putts, the Partners tie and a piece of the shared birdie, and then Bill Lewis with a Partners 1st & tie for Low Net. The fourth birdie monies worth $16 was appropriated by Miguel Romero followed by Marilou Miller's $15 for winning the Low Putts for the 2nd week in a row plus the Partners 2nd Place tie. John Moskoff also joined that Partners 2nd Place cluster adding a 3rd Net for his $7 while Roger Pelote pocketed $6 from the Porter Gross runner-up spot. OLIVAS LINKS G.C. - 10/24/2019With the wildfire alert and brutal Santa Ana winds forecast this day we attracted a very limited field of 6 stalwarts resulting in very modest wager pots. Brian Oblak helped himself to more than half of the available loot. His $54 payout was garnered from ALL of the birdie monies with the day's only tweeter, a 1st in Low Putts, and tied with Ron Troncatty for the Super Low Gross award. As for RonTron himself he totaled only $12 from that tie with Brian along with 2nds in Putts & Partners, and Low Net 3rd. Ten Bucks went to Bruce Simon for his Partners 1st Place, 2nd Net, and tie for Porter Low Gross. Marilou Miller won both the Low Net and Partners for an $8 payout and Bob Stone extracted $6 from a Partners 2nd Place and the tie for Porter Gross with our accomplished webmaster Mr. Simon. WESTLAKE VILLAGE G.C. - 10/31/2019: On this fun-filled Halloween holiday, originally partially derived in ancient times from the "Hallowed Eve" prior to the 1st of November's Christian All-Saints Day, Brian Oblak celebrated with the day's best "trick" & biggest "treat" by posting a terrific Two-Under Par round 65 that marked across the board in every wager category, 1st Places in Super Gross & Low Putts, tied for 2nds in Net & Partners, and shares in two separate blind birdie pots for top winnings of $43. Gordon Crook pocketed $30 from 2nd Places in Super Gross & Low Putts plus both a solo blind drawn birdie and share of another. First Places in both Low Net & Partners paid out $29 to Marilou Miller when augmented by her own shared birdie loot. Ron Troncatty tied for 2nd Partners and matched Mr. Crook with his own solo birdie and share of another for a $23 take. Among the remaining single digit dollar winners were Jimmy Dodds getting $9 from 2nds in Net & Partners; Bill Lewis pocketing $7 by partnering with Marilou in 1st Place; Bob Stone accepting $6 for the Porter Low Gross Award; Bruce Simon matching that $6 payout for a shared birdie and Porter Gross runner-up; and $3 to Mike Belson who unexpectedly found good fortune in Partners 2nd Place.
The month of October has finally ended, but not without two tragic losses. Jim Raymond's son Walter succumbed to ALS Disease
after years of battle with the cruel disease. He lived in New Jersey but there will be a memorial here in the coming weeks -- Our dear old friend Lou Wills who moved to Florida years ago, was a famous actor and acrobatic dancer in a long career in night clubs and television, passed from complications of Parkinson's Disease on August 7, 2019 at the age of age 91. Lou will always be remembered for his terrific sense of humor and kind manner! -- Jim Dodds had leg surgery, but he's back after a couple of weeks off and picked up some cash on his return to action -- We expect Val Mayer to be back after a month's hiatus after his eye surgery -- Brian Oblak was back at work, this time in an episode of "Perry Mason". I know it sounds weird, but it's now on HBO and and takes place somehow in he 1920s. It will air early in 2020. -- And Bruce Simon continued his run into October chalking up some more days, this time on Pamela Adlon's American comedy-drama series "Better Things"!
|RIP Lou Wills|
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